Hezbollah Winning in Syria: At What Price?

by Aurélie Daher As the Syrian uprising against the Baathist regime enters its fourth year, it is clear, given the changing balance of power on the ground, that predictions about the imminent collapse of the Assad dynasty, which constituted conventional… Continue Reading  

Ukraine Primer IV: Competing Narratives

by Derek Davison Russia moved to annex Crimea this week, as Ukraine evacuated most of its soldiers from the peninsula. Tensions in eastern Ukraine seem to have reached a tense equilibrium, even as reports of a Russian military build-up along… Continue Reading  

Russia, Sanctions, and Politics in Iran

by Paul Pillar* The crisis over Crimea has naturally raised questions about possible effects of this disturbance on other issues and specifically ones that depend on U.S.-Russian cooperation. This includes the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program. Russian deputy foreign minister… Continue Reading  

Will Putin Save NATO?

by Robert E. Hunter Almost from the day the Cold War ended, pundits, professors, and professionals alike have been wondering Quo Vadis? for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This has happened despite the facts that NATO (at times also… Continue Reading  

Israeli Amb. Dermer to Attend RJC Meeting Amid Diplomats’ Strike

by Marsha B. Cohen In a break with diplomatic tradition Ron Dermer, an American-born former Republican activist, is scheduled to attend the Republican Jewish Coalition’s (RJC) Spring Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas next week and share the speaking platform with New Jersey… Continue Reading